Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Board of Trustees Agenda for October 26

October 26, 2010                                     Regular Meeting No. 10-16

3:00 I. Call to Order – Determination of a Quorum – Pledge of Allegiance
_____ Chair, Theresa Pan Hosley
_____ Vice-Chair, Calvin Pearson
_____ Trustee Mike Grunwald
_____ Trustee Stan Rumbaugh
_____ Trustee Karen Seinfeld

3:05 II. General Matters
A. Adjustments/Approval of Agenda
Action B. Approval of Board Minutes (Tab 1)
1. September 28, 2010
C. Citizen Remarks

3:15 D. Introduction/Presentations (Tab 2)
1. New Staff Introductions …………………………..…….Vickie Lackman
2. Personnel Action Report [p. 2]…………..…..………..... Vickie Lackman

3:20 E. Information Reports/Remarks (Tab 3)
1. Associated Student Government (ASG) ……………………...Alex Willis
2. Communications & Marketing/Foundation Report [p. 2]…...Kym Pleger
3. KBTC Update [p. 4] ……………………………………..David Hinman
4. Diversity News/IDEAL-CDAC Report [p. 7]…..………..…. Kat Flores
5. Local Bargaining Units:
AFT-Washington Federation of Teachers …………………Karen Patjens
Int’l Union of Operating Engineers …………………………….JC Smith
Public Safety Officers ……………………………………... Jeri Jacobsen
Tacoma Education Association ……………………....Michelle McElvain

3:45 III. President’s Report (Tab 4)
A. President’s Remarks/Announcements …………….……….. Lyle Quasim
B. Enrollment/FTE Update [p. 2] ………………………………..Ivan Gorne
C. Finance Report [p. 5] ………………………………………..Janet Luxtrum

4:00 IV. Unfinished Business (Tab 5)
A. Presidential Appointment ……………………………….Chair Pan Hosley
B. Accreditation Update …………………………………..Summer Kenesson

4:10 V. New Business (Tab 6)
A. Proposed 2011 Board Meeting Dates [p. 2]……..………….Tina Cranmer

4:15 VI. Executive Session
The Board may go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing items provided for in RCW 42.30.110(1):
(a) (not applicable to education)
(b) to consider the selection of a site or the acquisition of real estate by lease or purchase…;
(c) to consider the minimum price at which real estate will be offered for sale or lease…;
(d) to review negotiations on the performance of publicly bid contracts…;
(e) (not applicable to education)
(f) to receive and evaluate complaints or charges brought against a public officer or employee;
(g) to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of a public employee;
(h) to evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to elective office;
(i) to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency matters relating to agency enforcement actions, … or litigation or potential litigation ....

No action will be taken during Executive Session. The Executive Session will last approximately 30 minutes.

4:45 VII. Board Member Discussion/Remarks
A. Development/Advancement Theresa Pan Hosley/Mike Grunwald
B. TACTC/ACCT Karen Seinfeld/Theresa Pan Hosley
C. KBTC Stan Rumbaugh/Calvin Pearson
D. Legislative Stan Rumbaugh/Mike Grunwald
E. PCCC Karen Seinfeld/Stan Rumbaugh
F. ASG Theresa Pan Hosley/Karen Seinfeld
G. GAC Mike Grunwald/Theresa Pan Hosley
H. IDEAL/Diversity Theresa Pan Hosley/Calvin Pearson

5:00 VIII. Adjournment

Next meeting: November 30, 2010
Location: Bates Technical College
Clyde Hupp Board Room
1101 S. Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405

Communications seeks your input on Bates website

The communications and marketing office is in the planning stages of a complete Bates website re-haul. There is a website task force committee of students and staff working on the project.  The committee is currently seeking input from all areas of the college. This employee survey is just the first step of many the committee will be taking to hear from the campus community. There is also a Bates student survey being conducted at the same time. The surveys will be open until Fri, Oct. 29. Please contact Kym Pleger, director of college relations, with any questions at 253.680.7102.

Bates students participate in Project Homeless Connect

On Thursday, Oct. 14, students from the Dental Assisting and Denturist programs volunteered at Project Homeless Connect at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. Project Homeless Connect provides services such as haircuts, dental and medical care, immunizations and free eyeglasses to more than 1,600 homeless families.

Dental Assisting instructor Patty Reno reports that eleven of her students helped with the event. This is the third year that students have participated in the event doing tasks such as sterilizing instruments, setting up and breaking down treatment rooms and assisting patients with filling out forms.

Students that participated were: India McMichael, Malissa Groh, Nicole Swanson, Samantha Stark, Julie Ellis, Ashley Vallerga, Hailey Munster, Melissa Blevins, Jeretta McRue, Carrie Stinson and Shanet Scott.

Participating in this event is just one of the many ways that Bates Technical College serves and helps out in our community. Way to go Bates students and staff!


Don't forget the Combined Fund Drive Drawing Friday, Nov 5!

Combined Fund Drive Campaign: Making a World of Difference

What is the Combined Fund Drive? CFD is a workplace giving program that raises literally millions of dollars to support our local communities.

The tax-deductible donations you make through the CFD go to support the organizations and causes you believe in. And also, don’t forget that you can designate the Bates Foundation (Charity Code 1478716) or KBTC (Charity Code 0377104) as your CFD recipient.

All employees who send us their CFD form or Bates Foundation form (see below) by Friday, Nov. 5 will have their name entered into a drawing for several great gift certificate prizes, courtesy of the Bates Foundation! If you are already giving or if you gave online, simply send an email to Emma Ruhl and she will enter your name in the drawing. Winners will be announced by Tue, Nov. 9. 

We thank all of you who have supported the Bates Foundation and CFD in the past and hope that you will consider supporting us again. For those yet to consider a donation, please consider our two primary goals; one of which is to ensure that every one is asked and the other is participation. The total amount given is not nearly as important as the number of us that give to our charity of choice.

For more information see:  Combined Fund Drive (CFD).

Bates students say goodbye to hair in support of classmates

Let your hair down! On October 20, students in instructor Mick McGuire's diesel/heavy equipment mechanic program rallied to show support for two of their classmates by shaving their heads. Both Blaze Redlaczyk and Kory Lenaman (pictured below) have a parent who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Jeff Olson's barbering students did the honors. Even Mick shared in shedding his hair - check out the photos below. 

Blaze Redlaczyk and Kory Lenaman

Even the instructor...

The deed is done!
Jeff Olson's barbering students in the background with Mick McGuire's newly coiffed students in front.

Welcome to Bates!

Please welcome our newest employee, Richard Newby, Biotechnology Laboratory Program Technician

Save the date! Bates downtown bookstore hosting book buy back

Instructors, thank you for sharing this information with your students.

The Bates bookstore will be having a book buy back on Nov. 17 and 18 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  at the downtown campus only! More details will be coming ...

World Affairs Council Tacoma's Classroom on the World Program

When: Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bates Technical College Auditorium
1101 Yakima Ave South
Tacoma, WA 98405

Register online: http://www.wactacoma.com/UpcomingPrograms.htm

Mail or fax registration form to:

WACT, c/o Bates Technical College
1101 S Yakima - M323K
Tacoma, WA  98405
Fax: 253.680.7201

Contact:  Barbara Kuhn
Bates Technical College
Tel: 253.680.7183
Fax: 253.680.7201


What's happening at Bates the week of October 25

Tuesday, October 26
General Education, 12:00 p.m., SC Multi Media
TEA Dinner, 4:00 p.m., SC Cafeteria
SCORE Class, 4:00 p.m., DT Auditorium
Backhoe/Loading, 5:30 p.m., SC Auditorium

Wednesday, October 27
General Education, 12:00 p.m., SC Multi Media

Thursday, October 28
High School Orientation, 10:30 a.m., A100
General Education, 12:00 p.m., SC Multi Media
High School Orientation, 3:00 p.m., DT Auditorium
KBTC All-Staff Meeting, 3:00 p.m., MC 2nd floor Conf. Rm.
Backhoe/Loading, 5:30 p.m., SC Auditorium

Friday, October 29
General Education, 12:00 p.m., SC Multi Media

Student Outreach Events - Week of October 25

Yelm High School College and Career Fair

Renton School District Annual College Fair
1st Annual College Fair/Parent Conference Night/Shelton HS
Bethel HS College & Career Fair

Annual Career Fair, Forks, WA

Pierce County Career Connections Counselor's Conference/ Clover Park Tech. College McGavick Center

If you're interested in promoting your program at any of these outreach events, please contact Patricia Chase, student outreach and recruitment manager.

Last chance fall ideas!

  • Visit Mount Rainier National Park; last free admission day is Nov. 11.
  • Drive North Cascades Highway before it closes late November or early December.
  • Visit Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mount St. Helens, usually closes Oct. 31.
  • Watch the full lunar eclipse on Dec. 21. Next one will be April 2015.
  • Drive to Hurricane Ridge at Olympic National Park. Summer season runs through Nov. 1.
  • Visit the North Cascades Visitor Center in Newhalem; closes Oct. 31.
  • Go trout fishing at your local lake; many close Oct. 31.
  • Climb Mount St. Helens before Permit season ends Oct. 31.

Freedom Dreams - Wednesday, October 27

Two longtime civil rights and social justice activists headline a distinctive event this month at UW Tacoma. “ Freedom Dreams: A Conversation on Movements for Social Change with Robin D.G. Kelley and Jack O’Dell,” is slated for Oct. 27 on the UW Tacoma campus.

Kelley is one of the top historians of the African American experience and author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original (2009),Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination (2002), and Race Rebels: Culture Politics and the Black Working Class (1994), among many other books.

O'Dell  is one of the civil rights movement's top practitioners and a longtime peace and social justice activist. Beginning as a rank-and-file union organizer, he went on to head the Southern Christian Leadership Conference alongside Martin Luther King Jr. He is the author of Climbin' Jacob's Ladder: The Black Freedom Movement Writings of Jack O'Dell (2010).

A reception for Kelley and O’Dell is planned for 4:15 p.m. in Philip Hall, on the UW Tacoma campus. The program begins at 5 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Diversity Resource Center at 253.692.4776 or shelljo@uw.edu.